Apple’s new iTunes 4.9 and the iPod photo allow you to view (and listen to) “enhanced Podcasts” which are audio files that have slideshows, URLs and some cool features embedded in them. Here’s what it looks like and here’s how we made ours – making a USB charger for PSP enhanced Podcast!
If chatter is any indication of developments at Apple, then we should probably start looking for Apple to come out with a video iPod (which we affectionately call “vPod”) and a ITMS-like store for selling videos in the fall. Read More…
We think of browsers as a single user, graphical application. Yet Dynalivery is developing a concurrent, headless server version of the Mozilla Gecko (Firefox) engine for printing from Web applications…
Dan Frakes posted some additional information on the Etch-A-Mac service in his article on Macworld Expo Gems from Boston:
If you’ve always wanted to add some more bling to your iPod or Aluminum PowerBook, Macmedia’s new ETCHamac is sure to be right up your alley. You send your PowerBook or iPod to the company, which then uses a laser to etch the design of your choice directly onto the case. Add text, logos, even images?you’ll get a professional-looking grayscale likeness etched permanently into the surface.
Read more about it and some of his other picks including Harman Kardon’s Drive+Play, DLO’s TransPod for iPod shuffle, STM’s retro Loft backpack, the Razer Pro mouse and the Bluelounge Cableyoyo on the Mac Gems Weblog.
Russell Beattie posted a blog entry about Steve Jobs’ lack of license plates on his car:
We drove by Steve Jobs’ house today in Palo Alto, and I saw a nice car in the front yard without a license plate. Not with a “new car” plate, but rather with none at all – just an empty plate holder. Then I was told that Steve doesn’t have a license plate on his car (nor his wife).
Two questions: Is this true? Why? It’s almost more conspicuous to have a car without a plate than one with one, no? We’ve got a few billionaires here at work as well and I don’t remember seeing any cars without plates…
The reason we’ve been given for the Jobs’ lack of license plates is that the State of California will grant an exemption to certain “celebrities” allowing them not to have tags (as we call them here in PA) on their cars to avoid stalkers. Another person pointed out that having someone’s CA license plate number could allow them to get the person’s home address and other personal information by social engineering CA’s Division of Motor Vehicles. One minor correction to Russell’s post above is that although the CA DMV will exempt certain folks from having plates, they instead issue a small bar code in place of the plates, so that the cops can still bust your ass for doing 110 MPH in your Benzo.
The PowerPage managed to secure a shot of Jobs’ license plate before he got wind of the exemption (above) 😉
ComputerWorld: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers today approved the “.mobi” suffix for Web sites designed to be accessed by mobile phones.
Does anyone think that the new .mobi Top Level Domain will take off given the slow adoption of WAP and WML? Is there any question whether it will be more popular than the new .xxx TLD?